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Hafez Restaurant

5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
+44 20 7229 9398
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went for evening meal with friends from other countries who enjoy Persian food. The starters of mix mezze was ok, the bread was nice and crispy. The kebabs of minced lambe, chicken and lame fillet all very dray and chewy. Also expensive in comparison to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ladan F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having lived in Tehran for 10 years in the seventies working for Iran Air, I am always looking for a pure genuine restaurant serving excellent food. This is the best place we’ve ever found presumably outside of Iran. My son and I shared 2 plates;...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank isbear
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my third time at Hafez. and my first review. The food was as always fresh and tasty, I always order Kebab Sultani for my main and a selection of nice starters -Best is the fresh baked bread- absolutely heavenly. Beware, you need to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank monz909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most consistent-quality controlled restaurants I ever attended. Straight forward good traditional Iranian food. I had the Sultani with additional Baqilla Pillau: yum. Iranian food is simple yet tasty; but hard to keep up with the quality every time. The service was good....More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank mohammedalshamsi123
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mohammedalshamsi123, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience at Hafez and that you appreciated the hard work that goes into maintaining our high standards. We look forward to welcoming you on...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Always delicious fresh ingredients, attentive service and such reasonable prices you have to go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Dalkeydarling
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pioneer169111, We really appreciate your review and we are so happy to hear how much you enjoy coming to Hafez. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The food was nice enough and service prompt. Unfortunately the waiter was pretty miserable- I asked for any recommendations for a starter and he recommended a side salad. Poor customer service mad this a very average yet relatively expensive meal. Very disappointing, noting there are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Al R
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Al R, It was disappointing to hear that your experience did not reflect our usual high standards. Customer service is very important and the waiter’s response and attitude that you described was very out of character for my staff who are always happy to...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely restaurant. Interesting and unusual interior design. Friendly staff and good food.

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank X5805HYsaram
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sara M, Thank you for your lovely review and your kind comments about our decor, food and staff! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

The kitchen delivers on the menu and the room itself is one of the most charming and interesting we've ever seen. We love middle eastern food and this Iranian restaurant did not disappoint. The rose water dessert is delicious - particularly with just a squeeze...More

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank MeandHeTravel
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MeandHeTravel, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the food and that found the restaurant charming - we are very proud of our unique decor and it is always lovely to hear it is appreciated. We hope...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

Nice restaurant, great service but the food was unfortunately rather average and the flavours were not as hoped or expected, especially the main. Go crazy on the starters and skip the main is my recommendation! The atmosphere of this place is authentic and lovely. I...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank ScarletGlobetrotter3
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear L L, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your starters as well as the service and atmosphere. It is disappointing that you did not enjoy your main course. We have such a varied menu and it is...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Extremely friendly and helpful staff clean and the best Iranian food outside of iran Have lived in uk for 47 years and have eaten in many so called Iranian restaurants but the one which I genuinely believe to be the nearest to truly Iranian food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank rahimsaadat
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear rahimsaadat, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad to hear how highly you rate our food - you clearly appreciate Persian cuisine and your words are a testament to the hard work we put in to give an authentic experience to...More

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24 April 2018|
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Response from Farshid Z | Property representative |
Hello, Yes our food is halal but we do serve alcohol in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7229 9398
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